The emcee king Kim Yong Man was investigated for his alleged involvement in gambling on an illegal sports betting site.

During the questioning, Kim Yong Man confessed that in the beginning, he started illegal sports betting simply as a hobby with his manager. However, the two continuously bet money on the site—mostly on foreign soccer matches including the England Premier League—and have bet one billion won (almost $900,000) in total.

Kim Yong Man is one of the most popular show hosts/entertainers in South Korea. He is currently the host of the top night shows including Star Couple Show 'Honey' (스타 부부쇼 '자기야') and Do Dream (이야기쇼 두드림).

What do you think—should betting on sports be illegal, or does this seem pretty harmless? (Source: